2017 BMW 7 Series Release Date and Review

The new 2017 BMW 7 Series aims to get its groove back with time-tested and proven powertrains, new technology galore, and standard long-wheelbase dimensions. Some of its upsides include a standard adaptive air suspension system, impeccably refined engines, more passenger space, abundant and desirable luxury features, and a lots of comfort amenities. Its release date should be expected early next year.

The 2015 BMW 7 Series was a perfect car by conventional measures, however, time isn’t a respecter for anyone let alone a car. With the segment offering more and better cars, the 7 Series had to be reinvented courtesy of BMW and ultimately gained intriguing upgrades.

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Start off with, the vehicle comes with copious amounts of interior space than even the S-Class. With 126” wheelbase dimension, that’s nearly 2” more than what the S-Class offers, the vehicle offers more room for its backseat passengers. Other features that the 7 Series has gained include the camera-based predictive program which comes paired to the standard air adaptive suspension system.

Things remain unchanged under the hood, as it was arguably the strongest aspect for the 7 Series and BMW might not want to upset that status quo. However, for those who haven’t been keen to watch the latest news, BMW is planning to add to the current lineup the all-wheel-drive 740i and 750i trims by this fall. Also, in the plans is the intriguing 2017 BMW 740e Hybrid.

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In regards to the cabin technology, innovation, and safety, the 7 Series can easily be ranked the class leader. However, the segment offers several bogeys that might contest that title as well. The closest one is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2017 Jaguar XJ, 2017 Porsche Panamera, and the understated 2017 Audi A8.

BMW 7 Series – Available Trims

As of this writing, the new 2017 BMW 7 Series is offered in only two trims: base 740i and all-wheel-drive 750i.

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The base 2017 BMW 740i should be expected to feature keyless ignition and entry, LED foglights, 18” wheels, power-closing doors, windshield automatic wipers, adjustable suspension and drive settings, rear and front parking sensors, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, auto-dimming rearview mirror, air adaptive suspension system, LED foglights, power-folding heated side mirrors, 18” wheels, adaptive LED headlights, steering adjustable wheel, automatic climate control (four-zone), adjustable heated driver and passenger seats (10-way), and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

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Standard technology features include Gesture Control, wireless phone charging, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, touchpad-enhanced controller, 12.3” digital gauge cluster, an aftview camera, BMW’s ConnectedDrive, a 10.2” central display, Harman Kardon premium audio system, and USB ports. The 2017 BMW 750i AWD adds a heads-up display, leather upgraded upholstery, unique LED headlights, 20” multicontour power fore seats, and 19” unique wheels.

Options available for the trims include steering heated wheel, frontal collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure intervention, heated front and rear seats, automatic braking, an all-surround camera, blind-spot monitoring, and Traffic Jam Assistant.

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Another optional package is the Executive package that is available for the 740i trim includes contrast stitching, ventilated front seats, pillar ambient lighting, massaging front seats, extended leather seats, and a heads-up display. The 750i xDrive Executive package adds M Sport customization, wood trim seatbelt, and custom trim materials.

Exclusively provided for the 750i xDrive trim is the Rear Executive Lounge Seating package that comes equipped with Touch Command Tablet, key fob controller, a power adjustable foot rest, rear seat entertainment, and a foldable table.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW 7 Series

The rear-wheel-drive 2017 BMW 7 Series comes with a 3.0L inline-6 turbocharged engine good for 320 horsepower and 330 pounds of torque. Both the eight-speed transmission system and a RWD are standard. The EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 21/29/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Stepping up the performance league is the 4.4L V8 engine rated at 445 hp and 480 pounds of torque. Fuel economy ratings stand at 16/25/19 mpg.

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More options will be provided as the year goes on.

Date & 2017 BMW 7 Series Release Date

According to credible sources, the 740i costs an MSRP starting from $81,300, the 750i – $94,400, and the 750i xDrive – $97,400. Expect the 2017 BMW 7 Series to go for sale early next year.

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New 2017 BMW Z4 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 BMW Z4 offers a sleek combination of upscale features and stonking performance paralleled only by a handful of vehicles in its class. Some of the features that heighten its appeal include an excellent visibility, a comfortable ride quality, a quick-folding hardtop, powerful engines, ample legroom for a roadster, and stout brakes. The BMW Z4 2017 release date is open for speculation as BMW is yet to make any information available. But my crystal ball assures me it is most probable to be availed sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.

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“Why would you want your hair fussed?” – is perhaps a puzzled comment that one occasionally gets when they seem to suggest they’ve been motoring along in a convertible with the top down. Well, for those who’re well acquainted with the fun, the 2017 BMW Z4 roadster probably deserves your attention.

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Once again, BMW has managed to hit the sweet spot with the Z4. It’s fun, athletic, and powerful.  Based on the engine capacity, the Z4 is available in three flavors starting with the entry-level BMW Z4 sDrive28i model that is capable of sending 240 horsepower and 260 lbs. ft. of torque to the rear wheel drive system via either the six-speed manual or the eight-speed automatic. Both systems are standard and offered at no extra cost. Upgrading to the BMW Z4 sDrive35i gets you 300 horsepower – generated from a six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0L engine. And lastly, those who opt for the Z4 sDrive35is get a 335 horsepower – generating 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine.

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How’s life aboard? You ask. The 2017 BMW Z4 interior is classy and stuffed with high-quality materials. Some of the unique features available include a handy cargo shelf, sun-reflective “Kansas” leather, “SensaTec” vinyl upholstery, and a two-tone color schemes. Needless to say, the Z4 interior also comes with a myriad of customization options.

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On the flipside, however, the asking price is relatively substantial relative to its rivals. The trunk space is modest, and the four-cylinder is clattery when idle. In light of the above, it’d be prudent to check around the segment before making a decision. Some of the alternatives available include the Mazda MX-5 Miata – solves the pricing issue and offers a much better cargo volume. Others include the Mercedes-Benz SLK, BMW 2 Series, and Audi A3.

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Corresponding to the engine choice, there are three versions available for the 2017 BMW Z4: sDrive28i, sDrive35is, and the sDrive35i.

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Some of the standard accessories available on the Z4 sDrive28i include a soft-closing automatic trunk lid, a tilt-and-telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, BMW Assist service, cruise control, LED taillights and foglights, a USB/iPod audio interface, auto-dimming mirrors, an eight-way power sport seats, keyless entry and ignition, premium vinyl upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, and manually-adjustable thigh support.

The Z4 sDrive35i adds a sun-reflective leather upholstery, and eighteen-inch wheels.

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The top-of-the-line Z4 sDrive35is model adds an upgraded audio system, a sport steering wheel, a sport suspension system, unique styling cues, a more powerful engine, an upgraded interior trim, adaptive dampers, and special eighteen-inch wheels.

2017 BMW Z4 Engine Specs

As already mentioned above, the new BMW Z4 2017 comes equipped with three engines. The sDrive28i gets a 240 horsepower- and 260 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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Upgrading to the Z4 sDrive35i gets you 300 horsepower and 300 pounds-feet of torque. The output is yielded by a 3.0L six-cylinder engine that is hitched to a seven-speed automated manual transmission system.

Lastly, the Z4 sDrive35is comes equipped with a turbocharged six-cylinder 3.0L engine able to crank out 335 horsepower and 332 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 BMW Z4 Release Date & Price

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Rumors allege the new BMW Z4 is set to go for sale sometime before this fall with the base expected to cost an MSRP starting from $49,700. A separate review is offered for the Z4M model.

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2017 BMW X1 Release Date, Specs and Info

If you are looking for a small SUV that offers a spirited performance, spacious cabin, a feature galore, and upscale performance, the BMW XI for 2017 is a strong contender. It may lack the athleticism of its previous model, but it offers a heightened practicality. Its release date should be expected during the second half of this year if the rumored reports are anything to go by.

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Some of its revitalized features include a better-than-average fuel economy ratings, a spacious interior chock full of upscale furnishings, a strong four-cylinder engine, and tons of standard features. For 2017, the 2017 BMW X1 offers a complete redesign and subtle exterior and interior changes.

If you have been shopping around for a luxury crossover you’ll probably have come across the BMW X1 for 2017. This is BMW’s smallest and most affordable vehicle. The outgoing model provided a fun driving experience but in the process jeopardized its passenger space which didn’t go well with many users, of course. The redesigned X1, on the other hand, promises better and improved interior space.

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This is because the new X1 is no longer based on the FWD BMW 3 Series and now shares the same platform as that of the Mini Cooper. True, it sounds a bit confusing to have both “BMW” and “FWD”. However, those skeptical about the changes shouldn’t worry a thing about the turn of things. The new architecture has lots to offer in terms of suspension upgrades and performance.

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Interior wise, both leg-and shoulder room have been improved particularly in the backseat. The new X1 now offers top-of-the-range cargo volume but anyone thirsty for more space should probably opt for the larger X3 crossover. The cabin materials offered are classy even for the base model. Newer technology features are also available including but not limited to a frontal collision mitigation system, a heads-up display, pedestrian mitigation, and a hands-free power tailgate.

Of course, you will probably want to shop around in the segment before you finally give in. some of the X1 bogeys include the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA250, the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Audi Q3.

Available Trims – BMW X1

The new 2017 X1 is only available in one well-appointed trim level: xDrive28i.

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Standard accessories and technology available for the model include driver memory settings, automatic windshield wipers, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an eight-way power front seats, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), premium vinyl upholstery, a power liftgate, and 18” wheels. Standard electronic features available include a USB input, CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, BMW’s iDrive interface with a touchpad controller, a navigation system, and a 6.5” screen.

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Several major packages are available as options. Starting off the package list is the Premium package that comes equipped with a panoramic sunroof, interior ambient lighting, a four-way power lumbar, adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, power-folding mirrors, and a hands-free control. The Luxury package gets you wood interior trim and an upgraded leather upholstery.

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For the technology addicts, expect an upgraded 8.8” display screen, and smartphone apps. The M Sport package adds exterior aerodynamic trim pieces, standard all-season run-flat tires, M Sport steering wheel with shift paddles, a sport-tuned suspension tuning, exterior aerodynamic trim pieces, sportier programming, and summer performance tires.

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Safety wise, buyers should expect rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam control, frontal collision warning, automated parallel-parking system, and heated steering wheel.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW X1

As already mentioned, under the hood of the X1 is a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 228 hp and 258 lbs. of torque. Transferring the power to the four wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

As per BMW estimates, we should expect the X1 to dash from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Its estimated fuel economy ratings stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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2017 BMW X1 Release Date U.S.A & Price

The 2017 BMW X1 will cost you an MSRP starting from $34,800. As for its release date, we should expect the vehicle to go for sale during the second half of this year.

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